Southern Illinois Lighting Business Grows Into Global Company

The U.S. operations division of Blachere Illumination, The Christopher Shop in Christopher, IL, has grown into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-end commercial Christmas displays.  They supply illuminated displays for shopping centers, casinos, hotels, municipalities, Disney World, and Sea World. The company was founded in 1971 in France and has expanded into several …

Breast Cancer Awareness Ornaments

Do you know someone who had breast cancer? Christmas Ornaments.com has two adorable breast cancer awareness ornaments that would make thoughtful gifts.  One is a pink baseball cap ($12.95) with the breast cancer awareness logo.  The other is a round, glass ornament ($17.95) that says “Faith goes the distance”.  The pink breast cancer awareness logo …

Christmas Song Trivia

Most of us love trivia and Christmas songs, so we decided to see how well you know your facts.  You can find the answers below, but don’t peak!    What is the biggest selling Christmas song of all time?   How many versions of this song (answer to #1) are there? How many carolers participated in the …

Tween Christmas Gifts for Guys

Anyone who has tried to buy gifts for boys above age 10 knows how difficult it is.  Clothing is almost impossible unless you are the mom, and you don’t know what video game systems they have or which games they already own. Most boys are into video games so accessories are always a good choice.  …

Retailers Getting a Jump Start on Christmas – 2011

Some stores, such as Joann Fabrics and A.C. Moore, have had Christmas items for sale since August or even July.  Most of the major retailers either already have, or expect to have holiday items on display by the end of September.  Each year, the Christmas season seems to start a little earlier to assist those …